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Good news and bad news

This time out I’m talking about good news and bad news on the medical front.

The good news is that one set of parents in the UK succeeded where the parents of Charie Gard and Alfie Evans failed. Is it a trend? I hope so.

The bad news is that, in Canada, if you can’t afford your health care, they’re certainly willing to help you die.

Mentioned links:

Parents of severely disabled Tafida Raqeeb, five, win the right to keep her on life support and take her to Italy for treatment despite doctors arguing she has permanent brain damage and no chance of recovery

Disabled 41-Year-Old Man is Euthanized After Funding for Home Health Care Runs Out

B.C. man receives assisted death after funding cut for in-home care

‘OK’ hand gesture added to list of white supremacist hate symbols

ASL sign for: nine

OK gesture [Wikipedia]

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Filed under: Medicine

The 6-year-old and the cricket

A funny Facebook post from a friend of mine shows the similarities between what a 6-year-old does with crickets and what our government does.

A college student looking for beer money comes into a windfall and does the right thing with it. One reporter decides to smear him. The results say more about the reporter and today’s Cancel Culture(tm) than it does about the college student.

Mentioned links:

Today, Explained [Winner of the 2019 Podcast Awards in the Politics & News category]

WALSH: A Man Raised Money For Sick Kids, So Journalists Went Through His Old Tweets To Humiliate Him. This Is Psychotic.

Viral beer money guy Carson King raises nearly $3 million

Reporter who exposed good Samaritan’s old, offensive tweets loses job over his own old, offensive tweets

Reporter who exposed racist tweets no longer at the paper after readers revealed his offensive tweets

Iowa reporter who found a viral star’s racist tweets slammed when critics find his own offensive posts

Fired Des Moines Register reporter blames “right-wing ideologues,” likens backlash to oppression faced by women, minorities

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Filed under: ImmigrationMedia

Corey Johnson

Backing down

New York City is backing down on freedom of speech and freedom of choice restrictions. Guess who you have to thank for that?

What’s the biggest problem with newspapers today? Their product is the news we read, and what job have they cut (or outsourced) that devalues it?

California made theft more attractive. Guess what they got?

Mentioned links:

Fearing Supreme Court, gay NYC councilman moves to repeal conversion therapy ban

Episode 150: The Main Reason Why I’m Voting for Trump [Consider This]

Corey Johnson (politician) [Wikipedia]

Elimination of copy editors has been disastrous for newspapers

California Shocked To Find Bill Decriminalizing Retail Theft Resulted In… More Retail Theft

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Filed under: Free SpeechGovernmentHomosexualityHuman SexualityJudiciaryLaw EnforcementMedia

International Podcast Day 2019 Live Stream

International Podcast Day is here! There is a live stream of podcasters talking about all sorts of topics (mostly related to podcasting itself).

At 9pm Eastern Time, the Podcast Awards ceremony will be part of this live stream. See if your favorite show (including Consider This) win.

Filed under: Admin

Episode 267: The Smearing of Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh being smeared again

There they go again. Democrats are ready to declare Brett Kavanaugh guilt over one more unproven allegation. We have a judicial doctrine in this country; innocent until proven guilty. The Left have decided to dispense with it yet again.

Instead, it’s all about politics. Listen in to this episode which is slightly-more-than 10 minutes or less.

Mentioned links:

Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not. [The NY Times article that started it all.]

Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris call for impeachment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh after new misconduct allegation

NYT updates Kavanaugh ‘bombshell’ to note accuser doesn’t recall alleged assault

Alleged Victim In New York Times Kavanaugh Story Denies Any Recollection Of Incident

Senate Judiciary Committee’s Final Report: “No Evidence” to Support Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh

CBS reveals ‘the real bombshell’ in Kavanaugh saga that unravels the biggest allegations — and it involves accusations of witness tampering by Ford allies

Morning Joe Rips New York Times, Democratic Candidates Over Kavanaugh Story

Witnesses Defended Kavanaugh. NYT Authors Falsely Claimed They Were Silent

Episode 230: Thoughts on the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings [The “Consider This” episode]

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Filed under: JudiciaryMediaPartisanship

Cate Dyer bought baby parts

Remember the Center for Medical Progress, CMP? They were the folks who did some undercover video work and caught Planned Parenthood representatives negotiating prices for selling intact baby parts. For uncovering those illegalities, they got taken to court. The preliminary hearings are finally moving along, and there’s been a revelation in the witness testimony.

San Francisco has declared the NRA a “terrorist organization”. What does that make members of the NRA? And what other groups probably should be called that given San Fran’s standards. Well, now the NRA is fighting back.

Mentioned links:

StemExpress CEO admits under oath to harvesting ‘intact’ aborted children

NRA Sues San Francisco For Labeling It ‘Terrorist Organization’

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Filed under: AbortionGun Control

Episode 265: There Is No “Gay Gene”

Born this way? No.

A large study (over 470,000 participants) asked about sexual preferences and activity. It also looked at genetic markers. What they found was that your genes have extremely little to do with your preferences or action.

Basically it’s nurture over nature. There is no “gay gene”. “Born This Way” is a catch-phrase, a chant, not a scientific statement.

This episode has my thoughts on what this means; how we’ve been lied to, and how it exposes current pressures from the LGBTQ crew on society.

Mentioned links:

No ‘gay gene’, but study finds genetic links to sexual behavior

More Say ‘Nature’ Than ‘Nurture’ Explains Sexual Orientation

San Francisco declares NRA a domestic terrorist organization

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Filed under: HomosexualityHuman SexualityTransgender

Does Beto value human life?

Yet another large study reveals more issues of mental health among transgendered people. The researchers expect more but the magnitude shocked them. It should shock all of us. But which came first?

Beto O’Roarke was asked about the value of human life. Should be an easy question, but when it’s asked about a baby one day before he or she is born, things get dicey.

Mentioned links:

INTERNATIONAL PODCAST DAY LIVE SCHEDULE

Episode 192: The Transgender Suicide Epidemic

Study: Nearly four-fifths of ‘gender minority’ students have mental health issues

Charlize Theron reveals her daughter, 7, is transgender

Beto O’Roark on the value of life

Washington state trooper finds driver playing ‘Pokemon Go’ on 8 phones

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Filed under: AbortionHuman SexualityTransgender

Was Michael Brown murdered?

I’ve got, not just a quote, but a bunch of quotes from a public figures on the subject of immigration. Read them, and you might think this is some xenophobe. Think again.

Five years ago, white police officer Darren Wilson shot black teen Michael Brown. Wilson was cleared of all charges, but some Democratic presidential candidates remembered the anniversary of that shooting by smearing the cop. Wonderful.

Mentioned links:

Dalai Lama warns that the whole of Europe could become ‘Muslim or African’ if migrants are not returned to their home countries

Time to retire Ferguson narrative

LG smart refrigerator used for tweeting by teen whose mom banned electronics

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Filed under: ImmigrationRace Issues

Episode 262: What Is Separating the Two Sides?

The political divide. What separates us?

Do you really know what the other side thinks? A recent survey suggests that neither side does.

But as with many other observations that “both sides do it”, there is an imbalance. It’s not equal.

Mentioned links:

Think Republicans are disconnected from reality? It’s even worse among liberals

Man says he was beaten in NYC for wearing MAGA hat

Oh, That Time When Clinton Said Anyone Who Doesn’t Accept The Results Of An Election Is A Threat To Democracy

49% of Democrats Think Trump Voters Are Racist

Media Claim Trump Is Racist For ‘Infestation’ ‘Rat’ Tweet About Baltimore. These Videos Tell A Different Story.

Notable “Consider This” episodes about guns:

Episode 197: Can You Legislate Away Evil? The Las Vegas Shooting

Episode 127: The Consequences of Painting With a Broad Brush; the Colorado Springs Shooting

Episode 125: The Paris Terror Attacks

Episode 121: Good Guys With Guns, and the Root Cause of Mass Shootings

Episode 120: The Guns of Oregon

Episode 26: An Effective, Time-Tested Solution to School Shootings

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Filed under: Partisanship

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